Birds in the Park – April 2017

From Jason Bonilla with the Houston Audubon Society:

We had our April bird survey yesterday. It was a very slow bird day at Woodland Park. I ended up going to High Island afterwards expecting to see the woods loaded with warblers and it was slow there too. We found 15 species at Woodland Park, listed below. A spreadsheet of all years is attached. Chimney Swift was chosen from our list as the bird of the month for the community newsletter.

If you are interested in supporting the "Woodland Park Bulbuls" team for this year's Birdathon, follow this link and click on "Donate." You can either click the "Support a Team" (Woodland Park Bulbuls) for a donation amount, or you can "Support an Individual" member of the team by pledging per Bird Species seen by the team on the day our team will be conducting the Birdathon. If you go this route, beware that we will be around 100 birds that day. All donations raised go to support Houston Audubon's conservation efforts (see video at link). Let me know if you have any questions.

Every month Jason leads a group through Woodland Park and records the species and number of the birds they observe. If you'd like to join us for our hikes through the park please visit our calendar to find the next date and time.

Double-crested Cormorant - 1
White-winged Dove - 4
Mourning Dove - 2
Chimney Swift - 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Blue Jay - 6
American Crow - 2
Carolina Wren - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
American Robin - 4
European Starling - 2
Cedar Waxwing - 20
Northern Cardinal - 5
Great-tailed Grackle - 1